Katrougalos to convey message to Ankara on Cyprus, says the Foreign Minister

Nicosia attaches particular importance to a forthcoming meeting between Greek Foreign Minister George Katrougalos and his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, with Cyprus’ Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides saying that Katrougalos will convey specific messages.

In statements on Sunday in Pafos, Christodoulides referred to the Greek Foreign Minister’s first official visit to Cyprus since assuming his duties. Katrougalos arrives on the island late on Monday and will have contacts with the President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, and Foreign Minister Christodoulides.

The aim of the visit is, according to Christodoulides, to formulate specific messages ahead of Katrougalos’ meeting with Cavusoglu, scheduled to take place on March 21 in Turkey. The Foreign Minister of Cyprus also said that during talks in Nicosia, they will examine ways to resume settlement talks from the point they were left off at Crans Montana in 2017.

He noted, moreover, that this is the first official visit of Katrougalos to Cyprus since assuming Greece’s top diplomatic post and they will discuss Cyprus developments and energy.

Referring to the Cyprus-Greece-Israel trilateral Summit, taking place in Jerusalem on Wednesday with the participation of US Secretary of State, Christodoulides said it was important that the US was attending this meeting.

The main topic on the agenda is, according to the Foreign Minister, cooperation on energy and maritime security in the Eastern Mediterranean.

He expressed finally his expectation that discussions in Israel will yield specific results, which are expected to be announced through a Joint Declaration after the end of the Summit.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The latest round of negotiations, in July 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

Katrougalos to convey message to Ankara on Cyprus, says the Foreign Minister

Nicosia attaches particular importance to a forthcoming meeting between Greek Foreign Minister George Katrougalos and his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, with Cyprus’ Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides saying that Katrougalos will convey specific messages.

In statements on Sunday in Pafos, Christodoulides referred to the Greek Foreign Minister’s first official visit to Cyprus since assuming his duties. Katrougalos arrives on the island late on Monday and will have contacts with the President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, and Foreign Minister Christodoulides.

The aim of the visit is, according to Christodoulides, to formulate specific messages ahead of Katrougalos’ meeting with Cavusoglu, scheduled to take place on March 21 in Turkey. The Foreign Minister of Cyprus also said that during talks in Nicosia, they will examine ways to resume settlement talks from the point they were left off at Crans Montana in 2017.

He noted, moreover, that this is the first official visit of Katrougalos to Cyprus since assuming Greece’s top diplomatic post and they will discuss Cyprus developments and energy.

Referring to the Cyprus-Greece-Israel trilateral Summit, taking place in Jerusalem on Wednesday with the participation of US Secretary of State, Christodoulides said it was important that the US was attending this meeting.

The main topic on the agenda is, according to the Foreign Minister, cooperation on energy and maritime security in the Eastern Mediterranean.

He expressed finally his expectation that discussions in Israel will yield specific results, which are expected to be announced through a Joint Declaration after the end of the Summit.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The latest round of negotiations, in July 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.

Source: Cyprus News Agency